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Myriam Holme

Myriam Holme (*1971) has resolutely pursued an expanded concept of painting that extends painterly settings into the sculptural and installation field and questions the generic parameters of art per se. In her multi-layered works, she increasingly transforms found objects into art that still bear a hint of the previous use of the material and open up a space of possibility that reports on the historicity of art and material in a very unique way. The traces of the material bear witness to its history and, in combination with aesthetic reinterpretations, create alternative narratives. The works are subject to a temporality per se that seems to be experienced almost haptically. Open narratives characterise the abstract works, which reveal the material genesis of the painterly-sculptural process and yet never allow it to become clear.

Traces of paint are juxtaposed with almost gestural colour application and graphic structures. Deliberate painterly gestures frame signs of time in the material and form a whole with chance settings. The artist initiates many processes in order, for example, to trace the inherent laws of the reactions of different materials to each other in reverseworked pictorial structures. Myriam Holme initiates these processes and guides them with her extensive knowledge of materials without determining them as perfect painterly brushstrokes. Rather, she leaves room for the processuality and reactivity in her working method itself, which gives them a special power. For the various painterly moments that Myriam Holme often combines in layers within a work open up an astonishing depth that plays with superimpositions, visibility and invisibility and allows us to discover something new again and again.

However, Myriam Holme's pictorial inventions are never completely left to chance, but are very precisely conceived within this process. Decades of experience in dealing with the varying materials as well as a distinct feeling for colour and form guide the spontaneously made decisions and shape Myriam Holme's works in decided authorship. Not infrequently, materials with varying attributions of value are combined in experimental processes. Thus, silver leaf with a noble appearance meets the surface of a plastic recyclable bag and transports current questions about recycling and the value of materials in our throwaway society.

At the same time, Myriam Holme's works are characterised by a subtlety and exact care in a well-balanced way. This is evident in her collages as well as in her painterly room installations. Despite the material weight of bent and cut metal plates, even Myriam Holme's room-filling, hanging sculptural paintings convey an astonishing fineness and gracility.

The decisive factor in Myriam Holme's new series of works is that they are genuinely conceived out of the material, which produces their particular strength and density. Starting from the wall or the floor, her painterly settings expand into the space and convey the processuality of their path of creation. The varying reactions of the materials used with each other are always a constitutive part of Myriam Holme's precise and very fine, but nevertheless powerful compositions. Lightness and simultaneous determination characterise the fine explorations of the possibilities of painting in space.

Selected works

ein kräftiger hauch
ein kräftiger hauch, 2021 - 2022
mythymiaki 1
mythymiaki 1, 2021
mythymiaki 2
mythymiaki 2, 2021
mythymiaki 3
mythymiaki 3, 2021
auf zu keinem punkt
auf zu keinem punkt, 2021
identation 1
identation 1, 2021
tagende wagnisse
tagende wagnisse, 2021
identation 2
identation 2, 2021
zagzig
zagzig, 2021
identation 3
identation 3, 2021
feuerumsonnte
feuerumsonnte, 2021
granda
granda, 2021
duundich
duundich, 2021
gemeinsamkeitsleichte
gemeinsamkeitsleichte, 2021
rückwärtsgewitter
rückwärtsgewitter, 2021

Exhibitions

glanz, kartographiert
glanz, kartographiert
03.09. - 06.11.2021
Myriam Holme, Cigdem Aky, Henrik Eiben, Sophie Bouvier Ausländer
Myriam Holme, Cigdem Aky, Henrik Eiben, Sophie Bouvier Ausländer
06.11. - 30.01.2021
Myriam Holme, Çiğdem Aky, Henrik Eiben, Sophie Bouvier Ausländer
von gehäuftem jetzt
von gehäuftem jetzt
06.04. - 31.05.2019
on floes of consciousness
on floes of consciousness
12.02. - 18.04.2015

Viewing Room

Gift Guide
Gift Guide, 07.12.2022

Editions

three donkey ears
three donkey ears, 2020
ein kräftiger hauch
ein kräftiger hauch, 2022
2010 - 2020
2010 - 2020, 2021
Kubus. Sparda-Kunstpreis im Kunstmuseum Stuttgart
Kubus. Sparda-Kunstpreis im Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, 2017
Das Gemurmel an den Rändern
Das Gemurmel an den Rändern, 2015
Monographie
Monographie, 2014
Viele finden ganz gut was ich mache
Viele finden ganz gut was ich mache
09.12. - 01.05.2023
PANACEA
PANACEA
01.12. - 28.01.2023
8 QUESTIONS FOR... MYRIAM HOLME
8 QUESTIONS FOR... MYRIAM HOLME
29.11.2022
POSITIONS Berlin Art Fair
POSITIONS Berlin Art Fair
15.09. - 18.09.2022
Çiğdem Aky, Myriam Holme, Mark Francis, Robert Zandvliet
Die Vibration der Dinge - 15th Triennial of Small Sculpture Fellbach
Die Vibration der Dinge - 15th Triennial of Small Sculpture Fellbach
04.06. - 03.10.2022
flattern
flattern
29.05. - 17.07.2022
Identität nicht nachgewiesen
Identität nicht nachgewiesen
07.05. - 03.10.2022
Flo Maak, Ralf Peters, Myriam Holme, Marten Schech
poetryoftheweek
poetryoftheweek
15.03. - 31.12.2022
ein kräftiger hauch
ein kräftiger hauch
27.11. - 20.02.2022
Von Mannheim nach Leipzig sollte man nicht über Karlsruhe fahren
Von Mannheim nach Leipzig sollte man nicht über Karlsruhe fahren
01.09. - 30.09.2021
Von Mannheim nach Karlsruhe sollte man nicht über Leipzig fahren
Von Mannheim nach Karlsruhe sollte man nicht über Leipzig fahren
01.08. - 31.08.2021
"wir"
"wir"
01.06. - 28.02.2022
Myriam Holme, Thomas Locher
New monography: Myriam Holme 2010 - 2020
New monography: Myriam Holme 2010 - 2020
08.03. - 26.04.2021
Deltabeben
Deltabeben
27.11. - 21.01.2021
die gegend um morgen
die gegend um morgen
21.09. - 01.11.2020
sojourning incidents
sojourning incidents
20.03. - 07.03.2021
salondergegenwart 2019, Hamburg
salondergegenwart 2019, Hamburg
08.11. - 10.11.2019
Transformer
Transformer
26.10. - 26.10.2019
Miriam Jonas, Myriam Holme, Lena von Goedeke
im garten der farben
im garten der farben
22.09. - 19.04.2020
Myriam Holme wins the Art Karlsruhe Art Prize 2019
Myriam Holme wins the Art Karlsruhe Art Prize 2019
23.02. - 01.06.2019
gänsehautgesellschaft
gänsehautgesellschaft
01.05. - 30.06.2018
Radiale - Kunst im Kreis
Radiale - Kunst im Kreis
15.04. - 03.06.2018

Channel

glanz, kartographiert
glanz, kartographiert, 2021-10-28 13:32:24
Deltabeben 2020
Deltabeben 2020, 2021-09-23 13:25:17
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